Are you a proud local of Oslo who loves travelling and sharing your culture with others? Then we have the perfect opportunity for you! Spotted by Locals is looking for passionate and knowledgeable locals like yourself to become Spotters for our authentic travel guide.
As a Spotter, you’ll have the chance to share your insider tips and recommendations for the best local places to eat, drink, and visit in Oslo. Not only will you be helping visitors discover the true essence of your city, but you’ll also get to share your love of travel with our global community. Apply now, and let us help you share your love of Oslo with the world!
Meet Our Oslo Spotters
Meet our local Spotters in Oslo! Eva, Miranda, Bendik, Sinead, and Rodrigo are all proud Oslo residents who are passionate about their city and love sharing their culture with others. They are part of our team of Spotters, who are responsible for sharing their insider knowledge of the best local places to visit and experience in their city.
Being a Spotter is a great opportunity to share the love of their city and be part of a community of Spotters from 82 different cities around the world. Our Spotters are the heart and soul of Spotted by Locals, and they are dedicated to helping visitors discover the true essence of Oslo by sharing their personal recommendations and experiences. Thank you, Eva, Miranda, Bendik, Sinead, and Rodrigo, for being part of our team!
“I grew up on the sunny side of the Als, in Slovenia, and my interest in wooden architecture took me to Norway during my studies. As you can see, I never left, and aI m happy and proud to call the North my home now. I work as an architect, but my creative brain always engages with numerous other fun projects on the side: I have a small design brand called Leva, organise pop-up foodie events with friends or develop ideas in Ohøy design collective.
My biggest playground, however, is nature, and there is plenty of it in Norway. I love the great outdoors and dedicate most of my free time to surfing, biking, snowboarding, free-diving or, just road-tripping around.”
“Hi! I am Miranda! I have been living in Oslo with my family since 2012. I have always been enthusiastic about Vikings and Norse mythology a, so I learned the Norwegian language about ten years before moving here! I really enjoy the cool summers in Oslo and moving around in the city to find hidden gems and coffee places all by chance. I really love Oslo because it is a very small capital full of hidden cafes! And it combines amazing nature with big city amenities, almost all within walking distance from each other.”
“Born and raised in Oslo, I love seeing how the city constantly evolves into a more diverse and sophisticated city. I like to compare Oslo with a pineapple: it can be perceived as a bit rough on the outside and around the edges, but once you get to open it up, it has many layers. It can be quite tasty and much more appealing than what you would originally think, with several opportunities for sweet moments.
My favourite part of the city is that it is large enough to get the most experiences you would like and at the same time small enough to give you a feeling of overview and control. You could basically walk or bike anywhere in Oslo during the day, kayaking in the fjord in the morning, hiking or biking in the surrounding forests in the afternoon, and having a beer in the street bars in the Grünerløkka area in the evening. Everything is just 25 minutes from the city center, perfectly located between the blue and the green. It’s the main reason why I always return to my hometown.”
“My friends accuse of me of becoming more Norwegian than the Norwegians themselves. 🙂 Since moving here in 2012, I have swapped the pub for the great outdoors (at least partially) and have fallen for Norway, and Oslo.
I work with hydropower generation so I get to travel to many stunning parts of Norway but am always happy to get back to Oslo, try out a new place or relax at an old favourite.
My running shoes go everywhere I do. Oslo is a capital city but in miniature. It has a vibrant restaurant and music scene while at the same time is close to nature. I love that I can go from the office to the cross country skiing tracks and straight to the pub, and all by public transport.
But it’s summer when Oslo really comes to life, both the city and the people. Everyone comes out of hiding and the waterfront explodes with boats, swimmers, people watchers and beautiful people enjoying a beer.”
“I’m originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and I have been visiting Oslo since 2012 and moved to the city in 2019. I could describe myself as a traveler at heart. I love to explore different places, interact with various people and learn about the local culture, history and languages. Very interested in live music, especially from Latin America and Africa, and dancing.
I find myself comfortable in both urban and natural environments, which is perfect when living in Oslo. Professionally, I’m a TV production fixer and run the company Fixer in Oslo. I am also an Experience Travel Entrepreneur and I am now busy with setting up the boutique tour operator Nordisk Experiences.”